(TheFreedomFlag.com)- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo walked back his plans for Thanksgiving this week after media pundits revealed his plans to travel upstate and spend the holiday with several family members from different households, including his 89-year-old mother. The hypocrisy became a huge story given that Cuomo has spent weeks urging people not to enter other households and to shield the elderly and the vulnerable.
On Monday, Cuomo let slip that he was planning on meeting his mother and two of his daughters for Thanksgiving. WAMC’s Alan Chartock asked him what his plans were for the holidays, and whether he’d be “sitting around the table, looking down with a knife and a fork in each hand, looking down at a piece of turkey and no one else there?”
Cuomo said, “the story is my mom is going to come up and two of my girls is the current plan.”
People from both sides of the political aisle unleashed on Cuomo, including Meghan McCain who doesn’t seem to know which side of the aisle she is on.
“You’ve GOT to be kidding me,” she said.
You’ve GOT to be kidding me. https://t.co/v0Ny82MCJl
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 23, 2020
Jeremy Diamond, the White House Correspondent for far-left news network CNN even criticized Cuomo.
So first Gov. Cuomo urges people (wisely!) to limit Thanksgiving to people in their household. Now he invites his elderly mother & daughters over?? https://t.co/xLWUelCLul
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 23, 2020
Plenty of other Twitter users hit back, too – not just the blue checkmarks. It was so gigantic that reports quickly came in on Monday night suggesting that the governor was walking back his plans.
The governor’s senior advisor Richard Azzopardi told reports an hour after he made the claim that he wouldn’t be able to see his family after all.
“As the Governor said, he had been discussing seeing his mother with two of his daughters for a four person Thanksgiving in accordance with all state issued guidance, but as he also said the plans were still changing and given the current circumstances with COVID, he will have to work through Thanksgiving and will not be seeing them,” he said.
BREAKING: @NYGovCuomo will NOT be seeing his 89-year old mother & daughters for Thanksgiving—his senior advisor @RichAzzopardi confirms 1hr after the gov said he’d be celebrating with them on @WAMCNews.
Also after a ton of backlash following the unveiling of his holiday plans. pic.twitter.com/Z0Chb9VocC
— Bernadette Hogan (@bern_hogan) November 23, 2020
Within an hour his plans conveniently changed. Right…
While Cuomo’s advisor claimed that his original plans complied with guidelines, they still flew in the face of recommendations of avoiding mixing in households entirely and protecting elderly relatives.
One rule for us…